It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?


Welcome to It’s Monday!  What Are You Reading!  This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well… you never know where that next “must read” book will come from!

I love being a part of this and I hope you do too!  As part of this weekly meme I love to encourage you all to go and visit the others participating in this meme.  I offer a weekly contest for those who visit 10 or more of the Monday Meme participants and leave a comment telling me how many you visited.  **You do not have to have a blog to participate! You receive one entry for every 10 comments, just come back here and tell me how many in the comment area.

Under the new and hopefully improved 2013 guidelines, the winner each week will receive a $5 Amazon gift card.  This past weeks winner is:


Lexie at Unconventional Book Views !!!!


It was a pretty fair week, I was typically busy but did get in a little reading time.  Here is what I accomplished this last week:

Certain Girls by Jennifer Weiner


Mater’s Birthday!  One year old – rescued from abuse and amazing he was able to have a first birthday!


The Dogs Of Winter by Bobbie Pyron



Two Way Street by Lauren Barnholdt


Distant Shores by Kristin Hannah



Not too bad a week but I do need to pick up my reading again.  This week I am reading:



In Warsaw in 1939, a boy wanders the streets and survives by stealing what food he can. He knows nothing of his background: Is he a Jew? A Gypsy? Was he ever called something other than Stopthief? Befriended by a band of orphaned Jewish boys, he begins to share their sleeping quarters. He understands very little of what is happening. When the Nazi “Jackboots” march into the town, he greets them happily, admires their shiny boots and tanks, and hopes he can join their ranks someday. He eventually adopts a name, Misha, and a family, that of his friend Janina Milgrom, a girl he meets while stealing food in her comfortable neighborhood. When the Milgroms are forced to move into the newly created ghetto, Misha cheerfully accompanies them. There, he is one of the few small enough to slip through holes in the wall to smuggle in food. By the time trains come to take the ghetto’s residents away, Misha realizes what many adults do not-that the passengers won’t be going to the resettlement villages at the journey’s end.

Our book club read for March.







Alcott’s story begins with the four March girls—Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy—sitting in their living room, lamenting their poverty. The girls decide that they will each buy themselves a present in order to brighten their Christmas. Soon, however, they change their minds and decide that instead of buying presents for themselves, they will buy presents for their mother, Marmee…

You know the story… this is a read along over at Fizzy Thoughts for March.





When someone you love vanishes without a trace, how far would you go to get them back?
For ex-FBI profiler Pierce Quincy, it’s the beginning of his worst nightmare: a car abandoned on a desolate stretch of Oregon highway, engine running, purse on the driver’s seat. And his estranged wife, Rainie Conner, gone, leaving no clue to her fate.

Did one of the ghosts from Rainie’s troubled past finally catch up with her? Or could her disappearance be the result of one of the cases they’d been working–a particularly vicious double homicide or the possible abuse of a deeply disturbed child Rainie took too close to heart?  Together with his daughter, FBI agent Kimberly Quincy, Pierce is battling the local authorities, racing against time, and frantically searching for answers to all the questions he’s been afraid to ask.

One man knows what happened that night. Adopting the alias of a killer caught eighty years before, he has already contacted the press. His terms are clear: he wants money, he wants power, he wants celebrity. And if he doesn’t get what he wants, Rainie will be gone for good.

Sometimes, no matter how much you love someone, it’s still not enough.
As the clock winds down on a terrifying deadline, Pierce plunges headlong into the most desperate hunt of his life, into the shattering search for a killer, a lethal truth, and for the love of his life, who may forever be…gone.


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55 thoughts on “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

  1. I am unfamiliar with Milkweed but it sounds fantastic and perfect for a book group read-might make a good companion novel to read with The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas too.

    Have a great week!

  2. Hi Sheila, I really am amazed at the amount of reading you do – and you are also extremely productive with your reviews! 🙂 I’m also glad to see that you’re reading Spinelli’s Milkweed – I have a copy of that Spinelli title lying unloved and unread in my bookshelves – I’m looking forward to reading your thoughts about it. Little Women is one of my absolute favorites. I just realized that my eleven year old daughter has not seen the film yet – will remedy that soonest. Have a great reading week, Sheila! 🙂

  3. Little Women is a favourite of mine too but it’s been a while since I’ve done a re-read. With everything you have going on I’m surprised you fit in any reading lol
    Have a great week and happy reading 🙂

  4. Lisa Gardner is usually good and suspenseful. Will probably not be back in town in time for book club, will have to email my thoughts later. Have a great week!

  5. I reread Little Women a couple of years ago, and loved it then as much as the dozen or so times I read it as a kid. lol

    Gone is a good one, too; love Lisa Gardner’s books. Enjoy your week.

  6. Milkweed sounds interesting. I haven’t read Little Women in years. I guess I don’t do too many re-reads though. I have a few Lisa Gardner titles on my TBR shelves. Enjoy your week!

  7. WOW! I won something ! *happydances* Thank you Sheila 🙂

    Your book Milkweed seems heartwrenching! I’m not even sure I could read that. At least not right now – when I’m in the mood for something light and fluffy.

    Here’s my Monday post.

    Have a wonderful week.

  8. I have Little Women on my Classics Club to read list. Too bad I have two book club books to get through this month otherwise I would have joined the readathon. I need to read more of Kristin Hannah’s books, I havent read one in awhile but like her writing style. Thanks as always for hosting this fun meme.

  9. Little Women…I read it so very long ago…remember loving it and hating when the death came… Later I read a sequel, can’t remember the name, but it had a lot to do with the writer of the family (Jo?) It’s been a long time, so I’m not remember the characters’ names so well, but I do remember enjoying the read.

    Have a fun week, hope you get some reading in.

  10. You are going to have a great reading week. I reread Little Women a couple of years ago. I found it so interesting how I related to the girls when I was little but related to the mom now that I am grown.

  11. I like the sound of Milkweed. I have seen it in the bookshop a few times and always liked the sound of it. Look forward to seeing what you think of it. Also I love Little Women. Been a while since I have given it a re-read.

  12. Looks like you have a good reading week coming up! I enjoyed Little Women when I re-read it a few years ago. All these years, and I have never read a Jerry Spinelli book! I look forward to hearing what you think about this one.

    And I read one Lisa Gardner novel and really enjoyed it – I should try her again – this one looks very good.

    Enjoy your books this week –


    Book By Book

  13. I hardly had time to breathe last week… no blogging love. You have several good posts I need to catch up on!

    Wishing you a wonderful week Sheila. As always, thanks for organizing some book love. xxoo

  14. I’m really looking forward to The Dogs of Winter. I usually read teen fiction, but I don’t have a problem with reading books intended for a younger audience, since they are generally quick reads that I can finish up quickly when I’m otherwise getting through things so slowly.

    I still don’t know how you read so many books in a week! Wow!

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